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Poll: Carrying Concealed Weapons

Should a federal law require New York to accept other states' gun permits?

The House passed a bill that would require states to honor permits issued by other states that allow people to carry concealed weapons. One of the leading opponents of the bill is Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-Garden City, whose husband, Dennis, was one of six people shot to death on a Long Island Rail Road train on Dec.7, 1993.

Do you think we should allow more people to carry concealed weapons? Are you influenced by the C.W. Post professor who accidentally shot himself on campus last week?

Dov Neidish November 22, 2011 at 02:54 AM
Don't confuse me with facts! Gun haters such as Rep. McCarthy don't want you to know the truth. And that truth is that in every jurisdiction where concealed carry is the law of the land, and individuals are free to protect themselves, crime goes down. Similarly, while the gun haters predict that there will be bloodshed in the streets, these same jurisdictions prove otherwise. But don't confuse me with the facts.
NYB November 22, 2011 at 03:17 AM
2A rights, so far, have not been assigned a level of scrutiny in the traditional sense, however the Supreme Court has been using a level of indeterminate intermediate scrutiny to address the application of rights under the 2A to the Constitution. Unfortunately we did not get strict scrutiny, but in time, the court will ease into it. Public safety concerns are politically important and at least somewhat legitimate, the water will be heated slowly.
Ben Johnson November 22, 2011 at 03:35 AM
I don’t believe anyone would seriously advocate for convicted felons or those deemed mentally incompetent to be able to carry (or even posses) firearms. It’s a silly argument thrown out there by those who advocate for more gun control for the purpose of stirring up fear among the percentage of the public who doesn’t know any better. The simple fact is… if you commit a felony then you forfeit your rights… period… no discussion… end of story. But for the other 99.99% of us who did not commit a felony, we have the right to defend our lives, loved ones and property. Police are good for making sense of a crime scene after the fact and they do their best to identify and prosecute those responsible for the crimes, but the only one who can reasonably be responsible for your self defense is you… I’m pretty sure that’s why they call it self defense. Anyone who studies the history and empirical data concerning this topic and is intellectually honest would have to agree that people are safer and crime is lower when governments do not restrict the citizen’s right to self defense.
Will S November 22, 2011 at 03:55 AM
You had my vote until that last sentence. Completely uncalled for. If you want to promote your view, act like an adult.
Pam Robinson November 22, 2011 at 04:10 AM
Comments are closed, gentlemen. Poll remains open.

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